Politically biased election observation—a threat to the integrity of international institutions

The European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) continues to fight the phenomenon of «politically biased observation». A new EPDE publication shows how politically-motivated election observation tries to mislead the public around the globe. In 2018, biased observation missions «monitored», among others, the presidential election and the regional elections in Russia, the illegitimate presidential election in […]

The Russia File: Russia and the West in an Unordered World

Relations between Russia and the West are at their lowest ebb since the Cold War. “What to do about Russia” is a matter of daily debates among Europeans and Americans. Few of those debates directly include Russian views on contemporary challenges. This volume fills this gap by featuring authors from Russia, as well as non-Russian […]

Пресувальна машина. Як Росія знищувала свободу слова в Криму

Книга «Пресувальна машина: як Росія знищувала свободу слова в Криму» – це перша зведена публікація спогадів журналістів про репресії російської окупаційної влади проти засобів масової інформації в Криму. В книзі задокументовані свідчення понад двадцяти журналістів та медіавласників. Серед них: Мирослав Мамчак, Валентина Самар, Тетяна Рихтун, Стас Юрченко, Олена Механік, Володимир Притула, Гаяна Юксель, Олена Юрченко, Шевкет Наматуллаєв, Сергій […]

Праведники Бабиного яру

У роки Другої світової війни багато людей, незважаючи на смертельну небезпеку для їхнього життя, врятували тисячі принижених та переслідуваних громадян своєї країни – євреїв, яких нацисти прирекли на смерть тільки за національну приналежність. Таких людей назвали Праведниками. Цього звання удостоєні 2515 громадян України. В нашій країні немає області чи міста, де б не жили такі […]

Нацистський «новий порядок» в містах України: Збірка фотографій та документів з фондів Музею «Пам’ять єврейського народу та Голокост в Україні»

У фотоальбомі мовою документів розповідається про трагічний період в історії нашої держави — окупацію українських земель нацистськими військами під час Другої світової війни. Альбом складається з чотирьох розділів: «Окупація України»; «Промислові об’єкти та інфраструктура окупованих міст»; «Суспільне, культурне та релігійне життя під час нацистського «нового порядку»»; «Репресивна політика нацистської влади. Голокост. Опір нацистському режиму на […]

The New New Journalism: Conversations with America’s Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft

Forty years after Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and Gay Talese launched the New Journalism movement, Robert S. Boynton sits down with nineteen practitioners of what he calls the New New Journalism to discuss their methods, writings and careers. The New New Journalists are first and foremost brilliant reporters who immerse themselves completely in their subjects. Jon […]

The Peninsula of Fear: Chronicle of Occupation and Violation of Human Rights in Crimea

This publication presents a summary of factual documentation of international law violation emanating from the occupation of the autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine) by the Russian Federation military forces as well as of the human rights violations during February 2014 – February 2016. The publication is intended for the representatives […]

Moonlight in Odessa

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian meets Desperate Housewivesin this exploration of the booming business of Russian e-mail-order brides, an industry where love and marriage collide with sex and commerce. Odessa, Ukraine, is the humour capital of the former Soviet Union, but in an upside-down world where waiters earn more than doctors and Odessans depend on […]

Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs

A career-spanning collection of critical essays and cultural journalism from one of the most acute, entertaining, and sometimes acerbic (but in a good way) critics of our time From his early-seventies dispatches as a fledgling critic for The Village Voice on rock ’n’ roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism of the eighties […]

Russia and the Western Far Right: Tango Noir

he growing influence of Russia on the Western far right has been much discussed in the media recently. This book is the first detailed inquiry into what has been a neglected but critically important trend: the growing links between Russian actors and Western far right activists, publicists, ideologues, and politicians. The author uses a range of sources including interviews, video footage, leaked communications, official statements and press coverage in order to discuss both historical and contemporary Russia in terms of its relationship with the Western far right.

A successful failure: Russia after Crime(a)

Russia has become a very different country since it annexed Crimea three years ago. By breaching international law, its relations with the West are now fraught with tension, even in areas where there was once hope of cooperation. In a bid to reduce its dependence on Europe, Russia has touted its pivot to Asia and its Eurasian Economic Union, but those wheels have been slow to turn.

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their stated goals. By attracting impressive support from citizens, whose activism takes the form of protests, boycotts, civil disobedience, and other forms of nonviolent noncooperation, these efforts help separate regimes from their main sources of power and produce remarkable results, even in Iran, Burma, the Philippines, and the Palestinian Territories.

In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine

Making his way from the Polish border in the west, through the capital city and the heart of the 2014 revolution, to the eastern frontline near the Russian border, seasoned war reporter Tim Judah brings a rare glimpse of the reality behind the headlines. Along the way he talks to the people living through the conflict — mothers, soldiers, businessmen, poets, politicians — whose memories of a contested past shape their attitudes, allegiances and hopes for the future. Together, their stories paint a vivid picture of a nation trapped between powerful forces, both political and historical.

Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice

How do citizens counter corruption and exact accountability from power holders? What strategic value does people power bring to the anticorruption struggle? Can bottom-up, citizen-based strategies complement and reinforce top-down anticorruption efforts? Addressing these questions―and demonstrating the critical role of grassroots efforts in the anticorruption/accountability equation―Shaazka Beyerle explores how millions of people around the world have refused to be victims of corruption and…

Art of Maidan

In Art of Maidan, Moussienko gathers together and contextualizes various art pieces and projects that were created during protests, or that were inspired by them. She introduces readers to various sculptures, paintings, posters, musical performances, plays, literature and theater performances connected to the revolution. Unlike many books about the revolution, “Art Of Maidan” doesn’t try to dissect the timeline of the protests or recreate events, but gives readers a feeling of presence through picking out artistic details that one could have easily missed in the mayhem.

The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War

The end of communism and breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of euphoria around the world, but Russia today is violently anti-American and dangerously nationalistic. So how did we go from the promise of those heady days to the autocratic police state of Putin’s new Russia?

The Battlefront of Civilizations: Education in Ukraine

Книжка складається з чотирьох розділів: Ідеологія, Світові університетські новини, Значення університету та Герменевтика і масові комунікації. Збірник охоплює широке коло тем: від освітніх реформ і драматичних соціальних змін останніх років до більш філософських і глобальних проблем.